Because in concept raising boys is a wonderful thing…in reality, sometimes it means getting down to the nitty gritty if you want to send decent men out into the world someday.

“There is a list making its way around Facebook about 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons.  Have you seen it?

It’s a very pleasant, feel good, vanilla-flavored list with lots of cute little things like ‘teach your son to do laundry,’ ‘learn how to throw a football,’ ‘let him get dirty,’ and that sort of thing.  I am not going to attack this woman or her list.  (I learned my lesson the last time I did that.)  I think the list is fine – for her.  It’s just not my cup of tea.

Instead I decided to pay homage to her and make my own list.  Here goes:

1.  Teach him what a skank is so he’ll never bring one home.”

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